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Mackinac Island-set romance in 2023 Saginaw Lawn Chair Film Festival lineup

SAGINAW, MI — The 2023 Old Saginaw City Lawn Chair Film Festival kicks off in July with a collection of classic and modern films.

In the middle of the eight-movie lineup is “Somewhere in Time,” the 1980 fantasy-romance starring Christopher Reeve that director Richard Matheson famously filmed at Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel. The festival will host the film Sunday, Aug. 6.

The free outdoor festival features movies screened at dusk every Sunday in the parking lot at the corner of Ames and North Hamilton in the Old Town Saginaw business district.

Here is the schedule for the festival, including plot synopses provided by IMDb.com, a movie-centric online database.

July 9

“Bend It Like Beckham,” rated PG-13, 112 minutes

Two ambitious girls, despite their parents’ wishes, have their hearts set on careers in professional football.

July 16

“Little Shop of Horrors,” rated PG-13, 94 minutes

A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

July 23

“Top Gun: Maverick,” rated PG-13, 130 minutes

After 30 years, Maverick is still pushing the envelope as a top naval aviator, but must confront ghosts of his past when he leads TOP GUN’s elite graduates on a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those chosen to fly it.

July 30

“The Santa Clause,” rated PG, 97 minutes

When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

Aug. 6

“Somewhere in Time,” rated PG, 113 minutes

A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to travel back in time and meet the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel.

Aug. 13

“The Birdcage,” rated R, 117 minutes

A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée’s right-wing moralistic parents.

Aug. 20

“Raising Arizona,” PG-13, 94 minutes

When a childless couple–an ex-con and an ex-cop–decide to help themselves to one of another family’s quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated.

Aug. 27

“Lilo & Stitch,” PG, 85 minutes

A young and parentless girl adopts a ‘dog’ from the local pound, completely unaware that it’s supposedly a dangerous scientific experiment that’s taken refuge on Earth and is now hiding from its creator and those who see it as a menace.

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